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August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

University of California San Diego

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Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science
Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Economics and Health Policy

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111465684
Date Posted: 10/20/2020
Date Inactive: 01/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Economics and Health Policy
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: San Diego, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: I1 -- Health
Health Economics
Health Policy
Behavioral Economics
Drug Abuse
Drug Policy
Salary Range: $53,000-59,000/year
Full Text of JOE Listing:

University of California San Diego is seeking applications for two to three post-doctoral fellows (2-3 year appointment) who aspire to become independent academic researchers in the areas of health economics and health policy research on drug use and abuse.

Position Description: The fellows will work closely with Dr. Yuyan Shi on multiple projects that 1) evaluate the impacts of drug policies, 2) examine neighborhood retail environments, and 3) conduct behavioral economics experiments to understand individual responses to marketing and product variations. Drugs of interest include marijuana, tobacco, opioids, and other licit and illicit ones. The fellows will also have opportunities to work with other inter-disciplinary researchers in the larger network of public health.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a doctoral degree in public health or social science (health economics, health policy, behavioral economics, health services, or other related fields). The ideal candidates should have strong quantitative skills of analyzing large-scale population surveys and administrative records. Strong writing and communication skills are expected. Experience in drug abuse research is preferred.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2021
Application Instructions:
Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitiate, a cover letter describing research interests and experience, one writing sample, and three names of references to Dr. Yuyan Shi at